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Constitution class model

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During the production of the Star Trek television shows, most notably Star Trek: The Original Series, numerous studio models were created representing the Constitution-class, in particular the USS Enterprise, more than for any other class of starship. Starting out with traditional physical studio models, advances in technology have resulted in digital versions that were added to the array of models used in the Star Trek franchise.

As art director on the original series, Matt Jefferies was given the assignment to design the Enterprise itself. His only guideline was Gene Roddenberry's firm list of what he did not want to see: any rockets, jets, or fire-streams. The starship was not to look like a classic, and thus dated, science-fiction rocket ship, but neither could it resemble anything that would too quickly date the design. Somewhere between the cartoons of the past and the reality of the present, Matt Jefferies was tasked with presenting a futuristic design of his own.

The theory that space could be warped – a hypothetical means of faster-than-light travel – had first been proposed by Albert Einstein in 1905. Years later, Star Trek itself would establish that Zefram Cochrane had first demonstrated warp drive in 2063. In the 1960s, however, warp drive – a delicately balanced, intricate web of chemistry, physics, mathematics, and mystery – initially perplexed Matt Jefferies.
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Today in Trek history

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1917
Meg Wyllie is born.
1920
Harold Michelson is born.
1923
Keene Curtis is born.
1942
Sherry Jackson is born.
1955
Christopher McDonald is born.
1967
Second day of filming on TOS: "Operation -- Annihilate!". Location scenes are filmed today at TRW Space and Defense Park.
The upcoming purchase of Desilu by Gulf+Western is announced.
1969
The First UK Story Arc continues in Joe 90: Top Secret #5 with the fifth of six installments.
1979
Kaj-Erik Eriksen is born.
1988
TNG: "When The Bough Breaks" airs.
1991
Eight and final day of filming on TNG: "Qpid".
1993
TNG: "Tapestry" airs.
Eighth and final day of filming on DS9: "The Storyteller".
CIC Video releases Next Generation volumes 59 & 60 on VHS in the UK.
1994
Fourth day of filming on TNG: "Bloodlines".
1999
DS9: "Inquisition" airs on Sky One in the United Kingdom.
2000
Second day of filming on VOY: "Life Line".
2001
Third day of filming on VOY: "Natural Law".
Roy Sickner dies.
2002
Forty-ninth day of filming on Star Trek Nemesis.
2005
First day of filming on ENT: "Terra Prime".
2007
Walker Edmiston dies.
2012
Twenty-fifth day of filming on Star Trek Into Darkness.
2014
Cliff Bole dies.
2016
Anthony Fredrickson dies.
Unknown year
Sharlene Royer is born.
Michael Taylor is born.

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